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There is no threat of stretching the field - O-Line

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by REDVOLUTION, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    I think when we talk about the O-line we all get peeved when they are bowled over and dominated.

    But there is more to it than that.

    The dink and dunk around the LOS allows the defenses to tee off on us and take chances.


    We need to establish, at the very least, the THREAT of going deep.

    THEN the O-line would get better YESTERDAY!
  2. Dave_in-NC

    Dave_in-NC Well-Known Member

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    If you can't get your QB a few seconds how can you get Wrs down field?
  3. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    This is a myth imo. You can throw the ball 30-35 yards down the field going shotgun with like a 2 step drop. While you're not going to have time to let things like deep crosses develop, you can still stretch the field.
  4. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    You got MAX PROTECT - gotta establish that at any time ROMO and DEZ will "big play" BURN YOU!




    I'll take it!
  5. Dave_in-NC

    Dave_in-NC Well-Known Member

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    You could, but then you have to hope your Wrs understand their reads.
    So far that isn't the norm. This teams just a mess.
  6. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

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    The dinking game is particularly deadly, IMO, for the Cowboys. Because when we run series with lots of plays, it asks for a lot of discipline and performance from the line. Eventually our line holds, or jumps, or gives up a sack that seems to always kill our drives around midfield.
  7. percyhoward

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    In the last 4 games, we've thrown to Miles a lot less, and Dez a lot more.

    Deep Throws (20+ yards)
    First 7 games
    7 of 31 for 265 yds 2 td 3 int 44.6 rating

    Last 4 games
    8 of 19 for 332 yds 4 td 0 int 128.8 rating
  8. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    That's a legit concern. You just have to do it against single safety high when you know your WRs are going to get man on the outside. It's a deep fade...not exactly that complicated. With a guy like Dez, you can just chuck it up there.
  9. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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    Deep Targets (20+ yards)
    First 7 games
    Austin 10
    Bryant 10

    Last 4 games
    Bryant 9
    Austin 2


    Deep Targets, 2011
    Bryant 19
    Robinson 17
    Austin 11
  10. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    It's our scheme. Our TE's rarely chip block and our backs seem to go out I to pass routes instead of staying in to block. We know we have a sorry offensive line yet we run plays like we don't have a bad offensive line. That's part of the problem.
  11. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    I was at the Washington game and 80% of the time Romo throws, it is off his back foot and he is ducking.

    Ironic though I believe he had a clean pocket when he threw the pick to fletcher
  12. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    Most of his throws this season has been like that. That's why he has soo many picks( lead the league by the way). Rooms mechanics has been piss poor this season. The qb coach should be fired.
  13. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    throw Skip Peete in there as well
  14. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    It was the same thing in the first half of the Browns game as well.

    Protection is a big issue because Dallas doesnt have any one that has enough straight line speed to scare the defense. Ogletree was suppose to fill that role and they have tried to take shots with him but most have failed miserably.
  15. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    He has no choice but to throw off of his back foot most of the time. I don't think people fully grasp how hard NFL qbs get hit and the impact getting hit like that 15 times a game has. Tony takes a beating. There isn't a QB in the league that can physically just stand in that pocket and hit wrs.

    You're right about that Fletcher pick, but that's one of Tony's least bad (lol) INTs of the year. He made a very, very good play to come off of Witten like that. 9 times out of 10 thats a completion and a big play.
  16. Dave_in-NC

    Dave_in-NC Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand that either.

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